Roy Jenkins

(Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead)

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Revolutions breeds its own excesses. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The experimental plane may well finish up a few fields from the end of the runway. If that is so, the voluntary occupants will have only inflicted bruises or worse upon themselves. But the reverse may occur and the experimental plane soar into the sky. Political Parties & Machines
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilized society. Miscellaneous
Violence is a great breeder of violence. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
I am sure Mr Heath thinks he is honest but I wish he didn't have to have his friends say it so often.
The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The Labour Party is and always has been an instinctive part of my life. Life
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society. Society
There are always great dangers in letting the best be the enemy of the good.
We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected. Time ;Government

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